Puerto Rico’s Governor Ricardo Rossello described hurricane Maria as “the most devastating storm in a century” and said that Maria had hit the island’s electricity grid so badly that it could take months to restore power. AMURT has volunteers in Puerto Rico and is appealing for donations.
The recent Central Mexico earthquake caused severe damage in the states of Puebla, Morelos and in the Greater Mexico City area. The local AMURT team in Cuernavaca has since then responded to the immediate crisis and distributed food, tents, blankets and toiletries and are asking for donations to keep the operation going.
Harvey began as a major category four hurricane – the first to make landfall in the US in 12 years. It triggered flooding and many areas could be uninhabitable for months. AMURT has volunteers in the area and are appealing for cash donations.
The Wasichana Wote Wasome (WWW) project has the goal to improve school enrolment, retention, attendance and learning outcomes of girls in school throughout Kenya. The project, funded by the UK government, consists of a consortium of five organizations, with AMURT being the lead implementing partner in Samburu and Mombasa Counties. Read more
Following the 2015 earthquake in Nepal AMURT has been providing skills and small enterprise training to 20 women’s groups in three communities in Sindupalchowk District. Most of the women participants are from low-income backgrounds. With AMURT’s support, the women have started enterprises ranging from liquid soap making, to tailoring, to vegetable gardening. Read more
Food for All is a non-profit organization that strives to provide emergency food to those who are in temporary situations of need. Our clients are generally elderly citizens, handicapped, or single mothers with young children. Each week we accept referrals from social workers who have been contacted by individuals, and in some cases, we receive calls directly from individuals in need. Read more